Activities Coordinator

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Malmesbury, UK
  • 31 Dec, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Activities Coordinator - 36.5 hours per week Athelstan House, Malmesbury £9.73 per hour Worked over 5 days. To include occasional weekends and evenings. Athelstan House is an 80 bed Care Home situated in Malmesbury. The home offers quality care for adults diagnosed with health-related needs in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 9.8 by ABOUT THE ROLE Our homes are vibrant, joyful communities and an important part of creating such a happy atmosphere is the wide range of stimulating activities and entertainment we provide for our residents. As an Activities Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for creating and delivering an ongoing programme of activities and events which engage residents, promote their independence and are tailored to meet their individual needs. Many of our residents are living with various age-related conditions, but still strive to lead a full and active life. You’ll get to know them, find out what they love to do, or perhaps used to love to do, and find ways of creating new memories with them. In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing care, warmth and kindness to all those who live and work in our homes. ABOUT YOU You’ll either be experienced in creating, organising and delivering events and activities or have worked with elderly people in a residential setting, but either way you’ll be confident in engaging with our residents to understand what they love to do as a group or on a one-to-one basis. You’ll be comfortable in engaging with the local community, bringing people in to enhance your activities programme as necessary, to ensure our residents get the added stimulation of life outside of the home. You’ll also encourage team members, relatives and friends to participate in the activities and events you organise. AND IN RETURN The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and as key workers access to being vaccinated.   Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team: * 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) * A workplace pension * Free uniform * Free DBS * Higher rates of pay at weekends * Access to our Employee Assistance Programme * “My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more If you think you have the right skills and attitude we’re looking for as an activities coordinator within our care homes, then you could be the next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today. OSJCT provide full PPE for all our services, along with clear protocols for its use, alongside weekly PCR tests and daily Lateral Flow tests. We are also following the government’s guidelines around our colleagues working in only one care home to limit the spread of infection from one healthcare workplace to another as well as ensuring all our employees have both doses of the COVID vaccine.